About Us

Our Vision

The Minnesota Academy of Science, founded in 1873, is a statewide organization committed to promoting interest in and appreciation of science. We do this by encouraging and facilitating excellence in science and science education at all levels, sponsoring programs and activities for science students, science teachers, scientists, and other interested adults.

MN Academy of Science is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Our educational programs are funded through Registration fees, Annual Membership dues, Corporate sponsors and grants, and donations from people like you. Our many programs consist of Team Competitions and individual paper and project competitions. Awards are given for all programs, and include advancement to national and international competitions.


Our Mission

The mission of the Minnesota Academy of Science is to recognize, promote and influence excellence in science.

Our values are


  • to be inclusionary; programs are open to all qualified participants
  • to promote excellence
  • to be fair and ethical
  • to provide leadership in the scientific community.

Support Us

Please consider supporting the MN Academy of Science:

Become a Member


Make a tax-deductible Donation


Sponsor a Program


Volunteer for our programs:

  • Annual Meeting/Winchell Undergraduate Research
  • High School STEM Communicator Awards
  • Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science
  • State Regional High School or Middle School Science Bowl
  • North Central Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
  • Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program
  • State Science & Engineering Fair




Meet our Staff and Contractors


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Academy of Science is made up of representatives from K-12 Education, Colleges, Universities and Industry professionals. Board members serve a three-year term. Officers are elected by the voting membership and board members are elected by the Board of Directors.